Westminster High volleyball coach fired by school system after arrest for child pornography – Baltimore Sun

On Tuesday, the Carroll County public school system terminated the employment of Evan Thomas Harris Frock, a substitute teacher and head volleyball coach at Westminster High School. Frock, 32, of Taneytown, was arrested Monday and charged with distributing child pornography, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

Frock is charged with four counts of inducing a minor to produce child pornography and eight counts of possession of child pornography, among numerous other charges, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The school system announced Frock’s dismissal Tuesday in a letter sent to parents and CCPS employees.

“As always, we are fully cooperating with the sheriff’s office and other authorities in the investigation,” the letter said.

Between April and October 2021, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received reports from CyberTipline that Frock distributed child pornography files via Snapchat, a social media platform. Deputies executed a search warrant at Frock’s home in Taneytown on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Frock contacted more than 1,000 Snapchat users while posing as a high school student using the names volleygirlhan, volleygirl1025, laxguy2323 and pictures1025, to facilitate the sharing of photos and videos of underage girls, police said . Investigators are working with school officials and the Carroll County School Board to identify additional possible victims.

Carroll County Public Schools spokesperson Carey Gaddis said Frock started working as a volleyball coach at Westminster High School on August 25, 2015. Frock was hired as a permanent substitute teacher on August 21, 2019. , said Gaddis.

Teresa McCulloh, president of the Carroll County Education Association, said the situation was “disgusting” and “extremely concerning”.

“Districts are desperate to hire teachers due to a shortage, given the unreasonable expectations and treatment of some of the extreme community groups,” McCulloh said. “The shortage will only get worse.”

Frock is being held without bond following a bail review hearing on Tuesday morning. No attorneys have been listed for Frock in online court records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 7 in Carroll District Court.

Earlier this year, an English teacher at Westminster High School was placed on administrative leave by the Carroll County public school system. Leslie N. Lewis, former principal of Baltimore Community High School, an alternative school that closed in 2016, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to two counts of robbery for taking more than $58,000 from the public school system of the city of Baltimore. She was sentenced in February 2018 to five years on each count of theft, with all but 90 days suspended, according to the district attorney’s office. She was also supposed to serve five years of supervised probation.

Lewis is no longer employed by CCPS, according to Gaddis.

Jeremy S. McLain